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Office Politics

Session Format:

One 4–Hour Session


When you hear the phrase “office politics,” most people associate it with negative behavior.  However, office politics can be beneficial both to individuals and the organization as a whole.  This class offers you a unique perspective on office politics and strategies for what to do when power plays, favoritism and gossip disrupt productivity.


The participant will learn to:  (1) identify and effectively handle devious tactics, build rapport and develop genuine relationships (2) assess their level of political involvement (3) identify how to make office politics positive, and (4) implement recovery strategies.

Content Outline

  • Defining office politics
  • Understanding office politics
  • Surviving office politics

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for management teams, team leaders, and supervisors.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14